TEFL Course News

February 2013

All the latest promotions from Thailand's major TEFL course providers

Text and Talk Academy

Don't forget that Text and Talk Academy has a training center in Khon Kaen if you fancy doing your TEFL course somewhere a bit different to the usual offerings of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, etc. All the information you need is on the Text and Talk website. The 6-week Bangkok Text and Talk course will start on February 11th but if you miss that one, there is still time to book a place on the March course, which runs from the 25th March to the 12th April and then picks up again from 22nd April to 9th May. This isn't a bad time to be finishing a course in all honesty because you'll have graduated in time to start the new school term.

TEFL Plus Phuket

If you're considering taking your TEFL course in 2013, don't forget to register for TEFLPlus' lucky draw. Four winners will win free hotel accommodation with its four-week advanced TEFL course in Patong Beach, Phuket in 2013. All you have to do is download your free copy of the Surviving Thailand Guide from the TEFL Plus website. The last day to enter the draw is March 31, 2013, so register today and get your name in early. You could win free accommodation with your advanced TEFL course!

Island TEFL

Island TEFL on Koh Samui is offering Ajarn readers the opportunity to enroll on any of its upcoming 120-hour courses at Koh Samui, Phuket or Bangkok for just  $595 U.S. (17,900 Baht). Alternatively, you can sign up for our online 120-hour certification program for $375 (11,900 Baht) Island TEFL offers a guaranteed placement offer program to course graduates. You can get a good taste for the courses on offer by watching the Island TEFL YouTube videos  If you would like more information on any of the programs visit the Island TEFL website or the on-line TEFL express website. You can also e-mail philip@islandtefl.com or skype 'Island TEFL' because Phil would love to answer any questions you may have.

SEE TEFL Chiang Mai

SEE TEFL up in Chiang Mai, recently graduated their 500th trainee from the 51st course that they have run since 2006 - so it was a cause for some celebration. You can actually see graduation photos from all 51 courses on SEE TEFL's Flickr album. Their new Facebook page has already attracted over two thousand 'likes' since October. There are still a few seats remaining on the first course of 2013 (which starts on January 7th) but February's course is already full.

Chiang Mai University TEFL

With the end of the academic semester approaching fast, Chiang Mai University TEFL has a number of full-time teaching vacancies which need to be filled before the start of May 2013. These teaching jobs are located across Thailand and offer a four-month full-time contract with a generous monthly salary, housing allowance and non-immigrant B visa plus work permit for the duration of the contract. CMUTEFL still has limited number of spaces available for the 11th March course so this isn't a bad time to complete your TEFL course - just in time for the job hunt season! Dont forget to check out the growing list of video testimonials on the CMUTEFL youtube page. The 20-hour Thai Language Certificate plus 1 day first-aid training through the Faculty of Nursing is also available to all graduates. 

American TESOL Institute

For 2013 along with its regular TESOL course and guaranteed job projects, American TESOL Institute has launched a one-week specialized teaching practice course for teachers with qualifications but no teaching experience. The course will include classroom management skills pertaining to Thailand and teaching different lessons across different age groups in actual Thai schools. ATI's second offering in the New Year is a blended hybrid course comprising both online study and in-class training for freshers

Samui TEFL

Samui TEFL is offering places on their two courses starting in April and May for 30,000 baht. You must mention that you saw the offer on ajarn.com when you fill in the on-line application form. There has been a new addition to the team at Samui TEFL with Kathryn Webb joining the company as a business partner. Kathryn has a degree in psychology (good for some pointers on classroom management!) and also a DELTA (Diploma of English Language Training to Adults) as well as CELTYL, (Certificate of English Language Training to Young Learners) so she is qualified for teaching both adults and children. Kathryn owned her own English language school in Italy for eight years, before selling up to relocate to the gorgeous tropical island of Samui (sounds like a fair exchange to me) Kathryn's company, Language Studios, trained teachers, placing them in contracts with some of Italy's top companies as well as running courses for both adults and children. At Language Studios. Kathryn believes in a making classes fun, and has some brilliant ideas to share with the trainee TEFL teachers. She'll be conducting the Samui TEFL course from March 2013, and naturally many folks are excited to welcome Kathryn aboard! Visit the Samui TEFL website for more information and course dates, etc.

UniTEFL Chiang Mai

Unitefl in Chiang Mai is offering a special promotion to ajarn readers for the March course beginning on February 25th - so listen up. Here's how it works - send in your application deposit - mention you saw UniTEFL on Ajarn.com and you'll receive a discount of 5,000 baht. Included in your tuition is on-site accommodation for the month. The course is focused on practical, workshop style, hands-on experience. Beginning in the first week of the course, UniTEFL trainees teach ESL classes to local students in local Thai government schools. Watch the video to hear first-hand how three graduates completed the course and experienced Chiang Mai. For more information, locations and course dates visit the UniTEFL website 


What's happening at AYC, TEFL course provider and one of the largest teacher recruiters in Thailand? Well, they have cut the prices of their 120-hour on-site Bangkok TESOL Course to 799 USD for the regular course and 999 USD with private accommodation (a studio apartment) AYC offers internationally recognized certification from INTESOL USA and NCFE UK and one of the aims of the course is to create a source of qualified and prepared teachers for the AYC English program in Thailand. A large number of teachers have already gained work through this channel. For more information, you can contact KD on 0892 357 356 or send an e-mail 

Chichester College

Steve, from the popular Chichester College TESOL Course in Bangkok, has written an excellent blog entry entitled, "How much Thai do I need to be able to speak?". This is the question on everyones lips when they first consider teaching English in Thailand and Steve's ever-friendly writing tone makes this piece a pleasure to read.


The Language Centre of Chantaburi runs a TEFL course for US $699 and the package also comes with free accommodation. LCC has set aside an apartment building approximately fifteen minutes walk from the training center. You'll have your own apartment with bathroom, wi-fi connection, air-conditioning and there is also a laundry on-site. For those daring souls who want to be a bit more independent and zip around town on a motorcycle, then LCC can organise motorcycle rental for you as well. And at local prices I bet! 

Green TEFL Chiang Mai

Take the Green TEFL program and it offers its students a one-year ED visa, job assistance, practical teaching experience and also free transportation to and from the school. As a special deal, they are offering an 'early bird' discount - no matter when you book - if you book your TEFL course between March and May. Green TEFL is actually operated by The Nava School of English, one of the largest recruiters of teachers in Chiang Mai and has 20+ partner schools in the region.

With the help of some of Thailand's TEFL course providers, we list ten of the reasons why Thailand can be a good choice for your TEFL course.


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